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Old 03-26-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone I know this subject has come up Before, But I just wanted to Show How I Store Lipos when not in use, and to try to Take out some of the Fear Of lipos that some people have, I use a Metal Ammo Can with 5/16" Holes drilled towards the bottom on both sides, if the lipos need to vent, thats where the pressure will go, and if there is any flames, normally the flames will go up into the can and not so much out the bottom, I store the Ammo can in the garage on the Concrete floor away from things that can catch fire, I line the can with a Thick plastic bag, to prevent any contact with the metal can, another container that will work well, is a ceramic flower pot with a ceramic Floor tile on top of it, Hope that Helps to take some of the fear out of Lipo storage, Take care and have fun, Chellie







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Hi Chellie
I use lipo sacks for charging and storage
http://liposack.com
I also NEVER leave them unattended while charging
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
I also NEVER leave them unattended while charging
That's one of the reasons I go for a very powerful charger. If you are using anything but very small batteries the requirement to not leave batteries unattended while charging is incompatible with a low power charger that takes many hours to charge your set of batteries.

Unless you have nothing better to do than sit for hours on end watching batteries charge.

As for battery storage, I've taken to storing mine in a fridge in my garage. This is not so much for safety (although they are more stable when cool) it's more about extending battery life.
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
Hi Chellie
I use lipo sacks for charging and storage
http://liposack.com
I also NEVER leave them unattended while charging
Take care dear friend
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Yea, I Forgot to mention the Sacks, they work good too

Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer View Post
That's one of the reasons I go for a very powerful charger. If you are using anything but very small batteries the requirement to not leave batteries unattended while charging is incompatible with a low power charger that takes many hours to charge your set of batteries.

Unless you have nothing better to do than sit for hours on end watching batteries charge.

As for battery storage, I've taken to storing mine in a fridge in my garage. This is not so much for safety (although they are more stable when cool) it's more about extending battery life.
Thats a good idea too I charge up my Lipos when I am Yaking on Wattflyers, they are right next to me

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Hopefully this works...here is my box I am working on. I will vent the lid for charging. Since all of my planes have the batteries velcro'd in thought I would use that to keep them secure in the box. Scott

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It was an old metal tool box I had, I used a sheet or two of the foam work bench fatigue foot pad and cut to fit, then for the top shelf I cut out a spot for the charger and the other drawers I layed some velcro across and then using those little brass fastners or the things you used to use as a kid to attach two pieces of paper together as added holding. I will separate batteries and hope to make a stored charge draw and need to charge drawer. Anyway thought folks would like to see. Scott
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